from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, resembling, or produced by apoplexy: an apoplectic fit.
- adj. Having or inclined to have apoplexy.
- adj. Exhibiting symptoms associated with apoplexy.
- adj. Extremely angry; furious: "members of Congress who otherwise become apoplectic about wasteful government spending” ( Dan Morgan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to apoplexy.
- adj. Marked by extreme anger or fury.
- adj. Effused with blood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to apoplexy; affected with, inclined to, or symptomatic of, apoplexy.
- n. One liable to, or affected with, apoplexy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of or pertaining to apoplexy; affected with apoplexy: as, an apoplectic fit; an apoplectic patient.
- Predisposed or tending to apoplexy: as, an apoplectic person; an apoplectic habit of body.
- 3. Serving to cure apoplexy: as, “apoplectic balsam,” Addison, Travels, Italy.
- n. A person affected with or predisposed to apoplexy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pertaining to or characteristic of apoplexy
From French apoplectique, from Late Latin apoplēcticus, from Ancient Greek ἀποπληκτικός (apoplēktikos), from ἀπόπληκτος (apoplēktos), from ἀποπλήσσω (apoplēssō), from ἀπό (apo, "of, from") + πλήσσω (plēssō, "I strike"). (Wiktionary)